Kevin Shaw was born and raised in London, ON, where he received a PhD in Canadian literature at Western. His poems have appeared in periodicals such as The Malahat Review, CV2, Grain, and The Fiddlehead. He received Arc Poetry Magazine's 2015 Poem of the Year award and the Grand Prize in the 2016 PRISM international Poetry Contest. His debut collection, Smaller Hours, is forthcoming from icehouse poetry (Goose Lane Editions) in Fall 2017.